Good news for owners of the ASUS ZenFone 2. Asus has spilled the beans on which of its Android-powered handsets are set to benefit from the much-awaited Android 6.0 Marshmallow software update in the near term, and the list includes the ZenFone 2.
The Taiwan-based company made the announcement on Monday, Nov. 16, in its official Asus ZenTalk forum.
ASUS has revealed that the following five smartphones will benefit from the Android 6.0 Marshmallow software update: the ZenFone 2, ZenFone 2 Deluxe/Special Edition, ZenFone 2 Laser, ZenFone 2 Selfie and PadFone S.
So if your smartphone is languishing on Android Lollipop and not among these five, then it's unlikely that it will get a taste of Marshmallow.
Judging by ASUS' list, it seems that the ZenFone 2 model number ZE550ML/ZE551ML would be the first in line to benefit from Android 6.0 Marshmallow, followed by the ZenFone 2 Deluxe/Special Edition model ZE551ML.
The ZenFone 2 Laser with the model numbers ZE550KG/ZE500KL/ZE550KL/ZE600KL/ZE601KL would be next in line and then the Zenfone Selfie which has the model number ZD551KL . Of the listed smartphones, the PadFone S would likely be the last to get the update.
ASUS merely divulged that it was "planning to support the Android M upgrade" for the above-mentioned models. The company did not give a potential time window as to when the software update would be pushed out.
The ASUS announcement also did not shed light on what features the impending Android 6.0 Marshmallow update would bring to ZenFone 2 users' way.
However, the OEM let on that ZenFone users should keep a check on its ZenTalk forum for information on when the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update would be pushed out.
"Please stay tuned to ZenTalk for the latest update on rollout timing," says ASUS.
With Android 6.0 Marshmallow bringing several enhancements and new features in its folds, including an improved Google Now and stronger app permission system, ZenFone 2 users would be eagerly awaiting the OTA update's arrival.
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